July 31, 2015 / 4:59 PM / 2 years ago

U.S. agency has communicated with representative for dentist in lion killing

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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pauses as he speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington July 30, 2015.Carlos Barria

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Friday that a representative of the Minnesota dentist who killed a celebrated lion in Zimbabwe had reached out to the agency.

Walter Palmer's representative contacted the agency on Thursday afternoon, a spokesman for the agency said.

"The Service's investigation is ongoing," the spokesman said.

Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by Emily Stephenson

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